Coast to Coast Fever
|Coast to Coast Fever|
|Studio album by David Wiffen|
|Genre||Country rock/Folk rock|
|Producer||Bruce Cockburn/Brian Ahern|
|David Wiffen chronology|
Coast to Coast Fever is the third solo album by Canadian singer-songwriter David Wiffen. He is assisted on the album by fellow Canadian folkie Bruce Cockburn, who plays guitar, bass and celeste, and also produced the album. The best-known tracks are "Skybound Station", "Coast to Coast Fever", "Smoke Rings", "We Have Had Some Good Times" and "Lucifer's Blues". Seven of the ten songs were written by Wiffen.
The album was released in 1973, and was heavily promoted by United Artists, and received positive reviews and substantial radio play. It was nominated for a 1974 Juno Award in the "Best Folk Album" category, but lost to Gordon Lightfoot's Old Dan's Records.
- David Wiffen - guitar, vocals
- Bruce Cockburn - guitar, bass, celeste, vocals
- Dennis Pendrith - bass
- Skip Beckwith - bass
- Pat Godfrey - piano
- Pat Ricio - piano
- John Savage - drums
- Bill Usher - congas
- Andy Cree - drums
- Bruce Pennycock - saxophone
- Brian Ahern - string arrangement
- Producer: Bruce Cockburn/Brian Ahern
- Recording Engineer: Bill Seddon/Bruce Cockburn/Chris Skene
- Album Design: Lloyd Ziff
- Art Direction: Mike Salisbury
- Photography: Mike Salisbury
- Liner Notes: Richard Flohill
- "Skybound Station" (David Wiffen) - 3:50
- "Coast to Coast Fever" (David Wiffen) - 4:01
- "White Lines" (Willie P. Bennett) - 4:00
- "Smoke Rings" (David Wiffen) - 3:57
- "Climb the Stairs" (David Wiffen) - 4:07
- "You Need a New Lover Now" (Murray McLauchlan) - 4:06
- "We Have Had Some Good Times" (David Wiffen) - 3:20
- "Lucifer's Blues" (David Wiffen) - 5:45
- "Up on the Hillside" (Bruce Cockburn) - 2:51
- "Full Circle" (David Wiffen) - 3:18
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